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We thought we were dying...Quorn!!

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We thought we were dying...Quorn!!

Had a meal, the healthy option. Low fat, low cholesterol, in fact all great press. Quorn! Had 2 meals. First time vomiting and diarrhoea for both of us. So glad we have 2 loos Smiley
Put that down to 'a bug'.
Had quorn again a week later, with exactly the same result.
Looked on-line and promptly threw it all in the bin. Scary stuff.
http://www.cspinet.org/quorn/
Read the stories here.  http://www.cspinet.org/quorn/victims.html
Even the Americans are trying to ban it, and they are usually the last to ban anything bad.  Undecided
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Devonian
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Re: We thought we were dying...Quorn!!

I had a Quorn sausage once, gross.
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Re: We thought we were dying...Quorn!!

Have it all the time, no reactions at all.
It's pretty bland stuff, maybe you should talk to your GP about allergies?
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Re: We thought we were dying...Quorn!!

Never liked Quorn anyway. Why use fungus? - Might as well just use potato with flavouring.
I need a new signature... i'm bored of the old one!
Razer
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Re: We thought we were dying...Quorn!!

I'm sure that would go well with the wood in many things.
Anyway, I don't touch this stuff because of known allergies.
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Re: We thought we were dying...Quorn!!

Allergies I can understand but the figures for known reactions vary from 1% on the quirk site (mild) to 5% on the US site (mild to severe).  If it were a drug being developed for prescription thus would have proper, regulated, clinical trials.
rja66
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Re: We thought we were dying...Quorn!!

Tried it a few years ago, the whole family couldn't finish the meal. Disgusting stuff.
Glenn
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Re: We thought we were dying...Quorn!!

That's what left wing nutters want us to eat...nothing but Quorn...the food choice of socialism.  Cheesy
shalom2010
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Re: We thought we were dying...Quorn!!

Well I like Quorn products & have no side effects...and like it Smiley
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Re: We thought we were dying...Quorn!!

We use the mince quite a lot and have never had any issues or reactions.
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Re: We thought we were dying...Quorn!!

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Mycoprotein is high in protein and fibre which may cause intolerance in some people. The foods standards agency states that “research estimates that between 1 in 100,000 to 200,000 people will react to it” (Quorn ™ products).

http://www.quorn.co.uk/intolerance/
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Re: We thought we were dying...Quorn!!

That's a very low rate in reality.
Compare to the more common ones: http://foodallergies.about.com/od/foodallergybasics/a/big_eight_fa.htm
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Re: We thought we were dying...Quorn!!

Figures quoted in "research" above........ Who did the research ? ?    Quorn ?  ..... if so...... "They would say that........ wouldn`t they"..... and the figures are only an estimate.... so they did not really do "research"  on 100,000 people... then....  Undecided
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Re: We thought we were dying...Quorn!!

I can dpnate the output from my wood chipper ...it probably tastes the same as Quorn in a nice gravy.
Now Zen, but a +Net residue.
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Re: We thought we were dying...Quorn!!

Never tried it and not likely to either  Grin
For 30 years I thought I was allergic to rice, I had some for the first time and was violently ill, so I avoided it. I am also allergic to shell fish. I retried it (rice) last year only a small amount to test, and was ok. It looks like the rice I had 30 years ago had shrimp or prawn in it  Lips are sealed
I remember having a sandwich in Italy, ham and "something". 2 hours later I was doing my best to hold onto the loo. That lasted for nearly 2 days  Embarrassed Tongue Not nice when it happens.